Madeline Smith

Madeline Smith (born 2 August 1949, Hartfield, Sussex) is an English actress and comedienne. She was a model in the 1960s, and appeared in many television series, Hammer horror and comedy films during the late 1960s and the 1970s. Her father owned an antiques shop near Kew Gardens, while she had a temporary job working at Biba's boutique, a fashion house in Kensington High Street, London. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Smith was frequently the subject of cartoons by J Edward Oliver, which made constant admiring reference to her disproportionately large bust. Madeline Smith first worked for Hammer films in Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), as an East End prostitute, a non-speaking role. Her "Hammer Heroine" cult status derives primarily from The Vampire Lovers (1970), where her character was the target of Ingrid Pitt's vampiric appetite, and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974). In 1973 she played the Bond girl Miss Caruso in the post titles sequence of Live and Let Die, the first James Bond film starring Roger Moore.


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